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Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
27-April-2012 17:06 IST
Anand Sharma Inaugurates International Business Lounge at Pragati Maidan
International Business Lounge –a new facility developed by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) to cater the rising demand for bilateral trade negotiations and business meets, was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Textiles, Shri Anand Sharma today. The facility is located adjacent to Gate No.2, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Interacting with the media, Shri Anand Sharma complimented ITPO for setting -up the International Business Lounge as an additional facility for hosting bilateral trade conferences as well as formal and informal business meetings on the sidelines of trade fairs at Pragati Maidan. He pointed out that there is tremendous global interest in Indian market and such upgraded facilities are important for meaningful business exchanges. He hoped that the lounge would enhance the appeal of the exhibition complex as an ideal centre for holding ancillary events alongwith the specialized trade exhibitions for an increasing number of business visitors from India and overseas.

Among other dignitaries present on the occasion were Ambassador of Brazil , H. E. Mr. Carlos Duarte, High Commissioner of Pakistan, H. E. Mr. Shahid Malik, Chairperson and Managing Director, ITPO, Mrs. Rita Menon and several other senior officers of Government of India .

With a dedicated conference room supported by quality LED audio-visual system, the lounge offers dining space, pantry services and break out room etc. It also offers three ethnically furnished chambers and VIP rooms for hosting exclusive business meetings on the sidelines of the main Conferences. Equipped with wi-fi enabled internet connectivity, it is ideally suited for day-long bilateral or special business meets and conclaves involving main sessions and breakaway roundtable meetings.

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